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40th Governor of California

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Gavin Newsom: 40th Governor of California
Gavin Christopher Newsom is an American politician and businessman who is the 40th governor of California, serving since January 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as the 49th lieutenant governor of California from 2011 to 2019 and as the 42nd mayor of San Francisco from 2004 to 2011. He was sworn in as Governor of California on January 7, 2019.


California governor expected to sign new legislation for independent workers

California Governor Gavin Newsom is expected to sign new legislation intended to help the Legion of Independent Workers in the so-called gig economy. The law would make "gig workers" eligible for..
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California Rent Control Bill Advances, Fueled by Housing Crisis

Millions of tenants would be covered by a measure championed by Gov. Gavin Newsom in his first year in office. Final approval could come Wednesday.
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California Lawmakers Vote to Undo N.C.A.A. Amateurism

A bill passed by the State Assembly would allow college athletes to make endorsement deals. It is expected to reach the desk of Gov. Gavin Newsom.
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California becomes the first state in the country to outlaw the fur trade

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation Wednesday banning the controversial fur industry in California.
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What to Know About California’s New Police Use-of-Force Law

Tuesday: Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law one of the nation’s toughest standards for the use of deadly force. Also: A stunning turn in the Ghost Ship fire trial.
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California tightens restrictions on police use of lethal force

California police officers will be allowed to use lethal force only when "necessary" in response to a threat, instead of the existing standard of "reasonable", under a new law signed by Gov. Gavin..
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Will Gavin Newsom try to kick Trump off the California ballot?

The California governor must decide whether to sign into law a bill that would demand that presidential candidates disclose five years of federal tax returns to be listed on the state's primary..
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What It’s Like to Live in Your Car

Wednesday: A formerly homeless family talks about the stress and anxiety; Gov. Gavin Newsom takes aim at President Trump’s tax returns; and border seesaws.
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New law says Trump must release tax returns to be on CA primary ballot

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law a bill that would demand that presidential candidates disclose five years of federal tax returns to be listed on the state's primary election ballot
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'Again and again and again': California Gov. Gavin Newsom blasts Republicans' inaction, calls for gun reform

California Gov. Gavin Newsom delivered an impassioned condemnation of the shooting and criticized Republican lawmakers for inaction on gun control.
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California DMV gets makeover designed to tackle long lines, faulty computer systems

California Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed tech-focused Steve Gordon to run the state's broken Department of Motor Vehicles, putting a focus on READ IDs.
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Sunday Trail Markers: Will California try to kick Trump off the ballot?

A bill about to land on Gov. Gavin Newsom would try to do just that -- plus everything else you need to know about this week in politics
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Local leaders push back against planned ICE raids

"Without a warrant, you don't have to open the door" California governor Gavin Newsom told residents on Twitter
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California governor signs bill for $21 billion wildfire fund

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a bill approved by lawmakers a day earlier that creates a $21 billion fund to help bankrupt PG&E Corp and the state's other investor-owned utilities..
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom orders dismissal of state's top oil regulator

Action comes after Desert Sun report on jump in fracking permits and release of records by watchdog groups showing officials invested in oil companies
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'Outrageous conflicts of interest': Watchdog groups urge California Gov. Gavin Newsom to fire oil regulators

Top California oil and gas agency employees held investments in companies they regulate, records indicate. Fracking permits are up sharply this year.
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California becomes first state to provide health care coverage to some undocumented adults

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation making California the first state to provide health care coverage to young, undocumented adults.
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Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks to president after quake

California's governor says President Trump committed to help. Speaking to reporters after touring the damage zone, Gavin Newsom said California must "be prepared for the next earthquake of magnitude..
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California becomes first state to ban discrimination against natural hair

A new law makes California the first state to ban discrimination against black students and employees over their natural hairstyles. Governor Gavin Newsom signed the bill into law Wednesday, which..
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New California law bans hairstyle discrimination

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Wednesday a bill making California the first state to ban workplace and school discrimination against black people for wearing hairstyles such as braids, twists and..
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Dreadlocks, cornrows and other natural hairstyles now protected under California law

A new law signed by California Gov. Gavin Newsom is the first in the nation to make it illegal to discriminate against hairstyles.
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San Francisco Banned Facial Recognition. Will California Follow?

Monday: A debate about tech, surveillance and privacy. Also: Gov. Gavin Newsom’s first budget; and cheers to Negronis.
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Newsom Offers Plan to Help Shield California Utilities From Wildfire Liablilty

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposal for a $21 fund would also protect power company customers from the kind of huge claims that have already helped push Pacific Gas & Electric into bankruptcy.
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California Today: ‘It’s Called Genocide’: Newsom Apologizes to the State’s Native Americans

Wednesday: What does an apology mean? Also: Facebook’s cryptocurrency play and happy birthday to Theodore Payne.
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California governor apologizes to Native Americans, cites 'genocide'

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday apologized to Native Americans for violence and other wrongdoings they suffered during the state's history and called their mistreatment genocide.
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California Today: Would You Pay $195 to Take a Helicopter to Work?

Friday: Commuters rise above traffic, Jessica Biel steps into the vaccination debate, Gavin Newsom’s first budget moves forward, and Silicon Valley takes on … death.
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California lawmakers pass $214.8 billion budget, including health care for some in US illegally

California lawmakers on Thursday approved a $214.8 billion budget. It now goes to Gov. Gavin Newsom, who is expected to sign it in the coming days.
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What’s Your Favorite California Song?

Thursday: Help us build our new California playlist. Also: Is Gavin Newsom doing too much?
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‘Swinging at Every Pitch’: California’s Governor Has Big Plans. Critics See Big Risks.

Critics say Gov. Gavin Newsom’s agenda is so broad as to be unfocused. And his ambitions could be challenged if the economy tumbles.
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California governor reverses parole board decision on Manson follower

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday reversed a parole board recommendation that the youngest of Charles Manson's murderous "family" of followers be released early from prison.
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California governor backs bill expanding racing board powers

Gov. Gavin Newsom is supporting a state Senate bill that would give the California Horse Racing Board authority to quickly suspend a meet license to protect the health and safety of horses or riders
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Trump Administration Cancels $1 Billion for California Bullet Train

The federal government said the state has failed to comply with its agreement to help fund high-speed rail. Gov. Gavin Newsom called it political retribution and vowed to sue.
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California governor puts families first in budget, boosting leave and tax breaks

California Gov. Gavin Newsom, himself a father of four, has put forth a revised state budget that focuses on families and children
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As Trump battles California, Gov. Newsom makes big changes in first 100 days

From halting death row executions to derailing a high-speed train, Newsom is continuing a brash leadership style he espoused as San Francisco mayor.
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California Governor Seeks to Protect Utilities From the Cost of Wildfires

Electric utilities welcomed Gavin Newsom’s proposals but consumer groups said they would let PG&E off the hook while costing taxpayers billions of dollars.
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Newsom rips Trump proposal to send undocumented to sanctuary cities

President Trump said Friday he could release an "unlimited supply" of undocumented immigrants into California
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom meets Salvadorans who tried to reach US

About 3,000 unaccompanied Salvadoran children and 12,000 family members have entered the United States since October, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection data.
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom counters Trump in visit to El Salvador

California is home to the nation’s largest population of Salvadorans and its busiest border crossing.
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California Today: How Much Is Your Data Worth?

Monday: Exploring Gov. Gavin Newsom’s data dividend idea; living as a transgender woman on the border; and shooting a multicamera sitcom outdoors
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Gov. Gavin Newsom on halting death penalty: "It's a racist system. You cannot deny that."

California's new governor faces backlash from families of crime victims for halting all executions. There are 737 inmates on death row in California, most of any state in the nation. Supporters say the..
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Which states still have the death penalty?

California's Gov. Gavin Newsom halted more than 700 executions in the state with an execution order ending the death penalty
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